TIMES UP Solo and Ensemble Registration and Step-up Instrument Night

If your child has not registered for high school solo and ensemble as of Monday November 28, 2011(tomorrow) he/she will miss the dead line. No late registrations will be accepted. Solo and ensemble is for every child that is performing an instrument at Holland High School. This is the perfect opportunity for them to learn a solo or duet and prepare it for a performance where they will get a critique on the performance by a qualified judge.There are no scales or memorization required at the district level. Most of my students jump up a level going through this process. Students do not need a private teacher to do solo and ensemble. Mr. Bogue and I will help students select appropriate music and assist them in learning the selection. For any students thinking of majoring or minoring in music in college, this is a must do performance. Think of it as a 5 minute lesson with the impact of a 1/2 year development as a musician. It’s a great deal. Performances at the solo and ensemble while “nerve wracking” or “scary” give each student a great dose of putting their talents and hard work on the line for constructive comments – just like the real world. If your child is opting out of solo and ensemble, then they are missing a great opportunity to improve their playing. PLEASE encourage your student to participate in this great event put on by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. Just click  REGISTRATION FORM  and fill out the form then submit the required amount due by TOMORROW to Mr. Reikow or Mr. Bogue.

AND Don’t forget Thursday December 1 at Holland High School Medial center at 7:00PM. We are hosting a seminar on step up instruments along with Meyer Music. There is no obligation to come in and find out all there is to know regarding instruments that may be suitable for your child to progress up to. Meet us in the HHS Media Center between 7-8PM to get informed.

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About Mr. Reikow
Mr. Reikow is the director of the orchestra programs for Holland public schools.

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